Casio Art Digital Frame
2012 UPDATE on CASIO ART FRAME
UPDATE: It's 2012 and the Casio Art Frame has apparently morphed into a new product that may or may not be available soon, depending on consumer interest. This is not a digital frame but a 3-D painting technology that takes a 2-D image (a photo or a painting) which is put through Casio's high-speed processing to print out a 3-D object that looks like a sculpture and actually pushes out from the wall!
Casio is also offering a new and free service called Imaging Square. This service allows users (not just Casio camera owners) to upload photos online and use any of the more than 12 available options to convert them into one-of-a-kind, unique art pieces for others to view. Users can also put their art-enhanced photos on items to give as gifts.
One very interesting option allows the user to cut a subject out of one image to insert into another without any editing software or any special knowledge. The cut-out subject can be put into an image for a presentation or into a greeting card or into any other type of photograph.
Though the Casio Art Frame is no longer available, it stands as an example of what is possible when creativity is given free reign. And Casio is still continuing to offer this creativity to anyone who is interested.
NOTE: Nikon also offers a free (2 GB only) online sharing service called Mypicturetown.com. Upgrades are available for more online storage capacity. 3D conversion software is also available with a rented 3D (from Nikon) digital photo frame for a fee, but only in Japan.
The following is an overview of what the Casio Art Digital Frame could do:
A digital frame that can filter your photos to create works of art! Now this is different! Artistic filters can be added to photos with Casio’s “snapshot to painting” feature with just a press of a button. They include:
POINTILLISIM (PAINTING SMALL DOTS)
FAUVIST OIL PAINTING (VIVID COLORS, DISTORTED FORMS)
The frame also has face recognition technology that will allow delicate altering of human faces and expressions in a photo.
Adobe's Flash Lite
Additionally, the frame allows for the display of preset Flash content, such as clocks and calendars, using Adobe’s Flash Lite playback technology. This makes it possible to create images for a digital clock or calendar with this frame using snapshots from a Casio digital camera with high-speed burst shooting.
Casio's Dynamic Photo FunctionDynamic Photo Function can be found in this company's digital cameras and comes with the Digital Art Frame. It enables users to create composite moving images that can combine moving characters directly on the frame, thus creating works of art in motion (or a mini video)!
Family photos can be used for this frame or content can be downloaded from the Internet. After the art masterpieces are created, they can be uploaded to a blog or social network directly from this Wi-Fi enabled frame.
Casio Art Frame SpecsThe frame has a 10.1” screen with a WSVGA (1024 x 600) screen resolution and 2 GB of internal memory. It supports SD and SDHC memory cards and has a Type A USB port for transferring images.
JPEG, BMP, PNG and Raw Picture files are supported. The frame has stereo speakers and supports MP3 and WAV formats. The supported video format is Motion JPEG. Power-saving features include a light sensor, a proximity on/off sensor, schedule setting and automatic power on/off.
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